Do you want to start or buy a business of your own?
These workshops are for you!!!

Skyhawk Entrepreneurial Vision Workshops assist business owners in developing a deeper understanding of how to create a sustainable business model. The workshops begin on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 4 PM and will continue each Thursday thereafter at 6 PM until Thursday, March 30, 2017. We will not meet the week of Spring Break; however there will be a travel study opportunity at that time. A light meal is included with your RSVP.

**PARTICIPANTS HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN A DOOR PRIZE AT EACH WORKSHOP **

Sign-up HERE

This high-energy workshop series is FREE and open to the public. They are hosted at the University of Tennessee Martin College of Business & Global Affairs Building, Room 33 (View MAP).

Sessions will include:

  • The Problem.
  • Solution. Benefits. Competition.
  • Your Business Model
  • Team. Progress. The Ask.
  • Travel Study Week (no workshop)
  • Pitch Workshop
  • Pitch Review
  • Pitch Night!!

AGENDA

Thursday, Februray 9, 2017
4 PM - 8 PMSpring 2017 Skyhawk Paper ADTHE PROBLEM. HOW BIG IS THE PROBLEM?
Guest Speaker: William Donnell, Founder of Sodium Halogen, Co-Founder of theCO

Thursday, February 16, 2017
6 PM - 8 PM
SOLUTIONS. BENEFITS. COMPETITION.
Guest Speaker: Tom Hendrix, Founder of the UTM Tom E. Hendrix Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise

Thursday, February 23, 2017
6 PM - 8 PM
GO TO MARKET. YOUR BUSINESS MODEL. HOW MUCH MONEY CAN YOU MAKE?
Guest Speaker: Brandon Kilburn - UTM Associate Professor of Management, and Ashley Kilburn - UTM Associate Professor of Marketing

Thursday, March 2, 2017
6 PM - 8 PM
TEAM. PROGRESS. THE ASK
Guest Speaker: Chuck Doss, Owner of IncoAg

The Week of March 9, 2017
NO WORKSHOP

Thursday, March 16, 2017
6 PM - 8 PM
PITCH WORKSHOP- with Carol Reed
Investor Pitch Deck

Thursday, March 23, 2017
6 PM - 8 PM
PITCH REVIEW

Thursday, March 30, 2017
SKYHAWK VENTURE CHALLENGE
Boling University Center, Room 206, 6PM
Guest Speaker: Chancellor Carter
More information on rules of the challenge HERE.

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This series is sponsored by the Northwest Tennessee Entrepreneur Center, Launch TN, and the Northwest Tennessee Angel Fund in collaboration with the UT Martin Tom Hendrix Chair of Excellence in Free Enterprise and the Gil Parker Chair of Excellence in Agriculture at the University of Tennessee at Martin.

For more information, please contact us.

TN Code Academy:
Teaching Skills, Growing Talent, Creating Entrepreneurs.

Code Academies are educational programs that teach the basics of computer programming through games and gaming platforms, web and mobile applications.

Students learn computational thinking and coding individually and as part of a team. When finished, the students host a "Demo Day," showcasing their efforts as a project presentation before adults and peers.

Bring a Code Academy to your school or community. Contact us and we'll get you started so your students can get a jump start on a high wage, high demand career.

Upcoming Events

Register HERE for our upcoming Minecraft Disaster Challenge on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 4 pm - 8:30 pm for students ages 10 - 17 years old at the Tennessee Colleges of Applied Sciences Union City Campus, 214 S. 2nd Street, Union City, TN 38261. $20 Registration fee includes lunch to be paid at the door.

Minecraft Disaster Challenge 4 7 2017

CO.STARTERS is a program designed to turn your business idea into action.

The Co.Starters Program will be postponed until the Spring of 2017 due to an illness of our facilitator.

In agriculture, most new ideas begin as a single seed of inspiration. NextFarm® is an agricultural focused entity owned by the Northwest Tennessee Entrepreneur Center (NTEC) which sponsors a business development program to help rural entrepreneurs grow their ideas into sustainable businesses: AgStarters.

TAKE THE FARMERS MARKET VENDOR SURVEY HERE
NTEC would like to organize a series of business development programs to help rural entrepreneurs grow their ideas into sustainable businesses. Please take a moment to share your thoughts, ideas and subjects you would like to learn.

NextFarm Logo REGISTEREDWe are excited to invite you to register for NextFarm®, a business development program focused on agricultural innovation.

The NextFarm® Learning Days is a series of entrepreneur workshops involving a cohort-based process that leverages the advantages of learning in a group setting. The program is geared to any company needing to expand the customer testing phase of business development, not just those who are ag related.


The program includes, but is not limited to, entrepreneurs commercializing a wide range of agriculture-related technologies, including biobased products, food processing and safety, precision agriculture and software, smart phone/tablet apps, livestock reproduction and nutrition, identity preservation and new crops. 


FarmtoConsumer NextFarm Workshop 2017

FARM - TO - CONSUMER WORKSHOP

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

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REGISTER HERE

Breakfast and snack are included with a registration fee of $20, paid at the door (checks made payable to NTEC).

Registration fee includes: breakfast and snacks, Farm-to-Consumer Marketing & Social Media Information, Logo and Website Design by UTM Design Students, Printed Professional Sign with Newly Designed Logo

 


Farmers Toolbox NextFarm Workshop 2017 2

THE FARMERS' TOOL BOX

Tuesday, February 28, 2017
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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REGISTER HERE

A light breakfast and networking lunch are included with a registration fee of $20, paid at the door (checks made payabe to NTEC).

This workshop will serve as one (1) course requirement for the Fruit and Vegetable sector and the Value-Added sector of Producer Diversification for TAEP.